Thursday, September 26, 2013

We're Off to See the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

Oh, I'm so happy that I got to see The Wizard of Oz at the IMAX theater in 3D last Friday.  Can you believe it's the 75th anniversary of this wonderful movie?  I was lucky enough to watch it at the IMAX for the 70th anniversary five years ago, but this time it was in 3D!

Next month, there will be a Collector's Edition boxed set of DVDs that I have already asked my son to get me for Christmas!  Last year, he bought me this wonderful Wizard of Oz puzzle, but shame on me, I haven't started it yet.

So I've finally started stitching the picture you see at the top of my blog, "We're Off to See the Wizard."  I bought this chart on eBay from Keenah's Cross Stitch.  It is 15 pages.


We're Off to See the Wizard
I'm starting in the center because I want to get up to Dorothy's face.  I don't think I'd have the patience to stitch all the green trees, grass, and sky first.  My starting point is somewhere in her dress.  I'm stitching full crosses on 18 ct off-white Aida.  There are 96 colors and the finished size will be 16.67" x 12".

20 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats on the new start Debbie. ALMOST makes me want to start one of the Disney Kinkade kits that I have.

Linda

Vicky L said...

I am loving the colors so far. Going love to see this come together.

sharine said...

Great new start:)

Bianca said...

This will definitely be a fun one to watch grow. It reminds me of my HAEDs.

gracie said...

Looking forward to watching the progress on this....

Pat said...

Great new start Debbie. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

heatherlindsays said...

Hi all! I am kind of new to cross stitch and I'm loving it. I'm sure you have been asked this a million times, but why leave the different threads in the fabric like that? Does it help with something?

Again, I'm a newbie. Thank you!

SoCal Debbie said...

Heather, you have noreply-comment so I can't answer your question by email. Here is a guide about parking: http://www.scarletquince.com/parking.php

If there are lots of color changes, you stitch all the same colors in a row, then go down to the next square where that color will be and "park" the thread in the lower left corner. Then you stitch the next color in the row and park it below where the next stitch will be. This way there aren't any empty spots to fill in. This is my first time trying this method.

Clare - Aimetu said...

That will be great piece Debbie - I would have started on Dorothy too. Good luck with your Oz :-)

Steph said...

Love your new start. It's very interesting to see a start from the centre. Looking forward to seeing it grow :) xxx

Annette-California said...

Congrats on a beautiful new start.
love Annette

Mii Stitch said...

WOW!!!!! This will look stunning when finished!! I wish you good luck with this :)

Linda said...

This is going to be an amazing stitch and will really look forward to seeing your progress as it's my favourite film.

Denise said...

Wow this is a big start, but will be watching your blog for updates!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Melinda said...

So looking forward to your updates on the Wizard, and I am very interested in your experiences with parking.

Love your slide shows on your earlier posts. Your blog as always is a MUST READ

My Xstitch Place said...

Great new start

Shebafudge said...

What a brilliant new start! Can't wait see your progress on it.

Julie said...

Looking forward to watching this one grow, it'll be nice to try and see where you are matching it with your header picture. Follow the yellow brick road ... la la la la... that'll be in my head all day now lol.

Susie said...

Thanks for the 'parking' link, just read it and it sounds great and sensible too.

Jen Crutchfield said...

I've also never seen "parking" before and I'm having a super huge 'duh' moment here. What a great idea. Gotta go check that link right now....